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# analysis - Thursday 6 October, 2016

Can Shane Long break his goalscoring duck and more Ireland-Georgia talking points

How technical a game will the Boys in Green play?

# analysis - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

From May directs Tories to the centre as she hits out at "nasty" Labour Party May's Day

May directs Tories to the centre as she hits out at "nasty" Labour Party

Accusing Labour of abandoning the centre, May sounded less Margaret Thatcher and more Tony Blair.

# analysis - Saturday 1 October, 2016

Pep facing toughest battle so far, managers under pressure and other Premier League talking points

Plus, can Arsenal maintain their fine form with a tricky trip to Turf Moor.

# analysis - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

Analysis: Jimmy Garoppolo gives the Patriots a glimpse of their Brady-less future

The loss of the backup QB will be felt over the next two games says Steve O’Rourke.

# analysis - Sunday 18 September, 2016

Mourinho's struggles, Given well past his best and more Premier League talking points

Plus, it has been a great start to the season for both Merseyside clubs.

Why don't Ireland play football like Dundalk?

Maciej Tarnogrodzki also looks at how Stephen Kenny’s side could emulate BATE’s success and why more LOI players aren’t being selected for the national team.

# analysis - Thursday 15 September, 2016

Dundalk show they belong at this level and more Europa League talking points

In addition, Man United’s lack of Europa League enthusiasm shines through.

# analysis - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Analysis: Why are Ireland so poor at passing the ball?

There was a distinct lack of confidence about the team’s play in Serbia during the week.

# analysis - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Man United's big players disappoint and more Premier League talking points

Elsewhere, Liverpool entertain, Stoke are in trouble and Arsenal benefit from a controversial decision.

# analysis - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Analysis: Encouraging signs for Munster as Erasmus' men make solid, simple start

The victory over the Scarlets last weekend was unglamorous but promising.

Let’s face it - Ireland are a long-ball team and that’s not going to change anytime soon

Martin O’Neill defended his side’s performance against Serbia last night.

What is Brady's best position and more Ireland-Serbia talking points

Plus, will the Boys in Green look back on this opening World Cup qualifier with regret?

# analysis - Sunday 4 September, 2016

From Good and bad political leaders, and the addiction that separates them Absolute Power

Good and bad political leaders, and the addiction that separates them

A bad leader has the same addiction to power as an alcoholic has to alcohol or a gambler has to gambling.

Ireland's standout Euro 2016 player will be key to their World Cup campaign Analysis This post contains videos

Ireland's standout Euro 2016 player will be key to their World Cup campaign

Burnley’s new midfielder Jeff Hendrick starred for Ireland in France this summer.

# analysis - Thursday 1 September, 2016

Same old Arsenal and 4 more talking points from Transfer Deadline Day

Plus, loan sharks find Premier League bargains and second chances galore.

# analysis - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

Irish football bids farewell to a sporting icon and more talking points

Robbie Keane made his final appearance in a green jersey this evening.

Can Robbie Keane equal Gerd Muller's record and more Ireland-Oman talking points

Plus, what will the starting XI be and how closely will it resemble the team to face Serbia?

# analysis - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

'If it's within your skill set and we can score, bloody go for it!' - Erasmus

Munster’s director of rugby tells The42 about his philosophy on the game.

# analysis - Sunday 28 August, 2016

Will Aguero miss Manchester derby and more Premier League talking points

Plus, why it was a mixed day for Ireland international winger James McClean.

Grand Slam, Schmidt and Rebels: Toolan's journey leads to Melbourne

Eoin Toolan is the head performance analyst of Super Rugby’s Melbourne Rebels.

Is it inappropriate timing for Robbie Keane's send-off and more Ireland-Oman questions

Plus, why do Ireland love playing Oman in friendlies?

# analysis - Saturday 27 August, 2016

Faith in Rooney rewarded and more Premier League talking points

Plus, Harry Kane’s August slump strikes again, as Liverpool draw with Spurs.

Top-of-the-table clash as Hull take on Man United and more Premier League talking points

Plus, where will Daniel Sturridge play against Tottenham?

# analysis - Thursday 25 August, 2016

GAA championship video preview: how the Kingdom can rule the Dubs

Can Kerry shock Jim Gavin’s side and set up an All-Ireland decider with Mayo?

# analysis - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Where has it all gone wrong for Everton's Irish contingent?

Three of the Toffees’ Ireland internationals are currently being linked with a move away from the club.

# analysis - Saturday 20 August, 2016

Man City the real deal, Liverpool calm expectations and other Premier League talking points

Plus, will Arsene Wenger spend the money required to transform Arsenal into title contenders?

# analysis - Friday 19 August, 2016

Man United genuine title contenders and more thoughts from tonight's win

Former assistant boss Ryan Giggs has tipped the Red Devils to win the league.

# analysis - Sunday 14 August, 2016

Coutinho the difference as Liverpool prevail and more Premier League talking points

Plus, Man United make early statement of intent.

# analysis - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

From Despite his reboot - it looks like lack of support from his party could cost Trump the election GOP Breaking Point

Despite his reboot - it looks like lack of support from his party could cost Trump the election

Donald Trump looked unusually composed in his economic address in Detroit – and there’s a good reason why.

# analysis - Monday 8 August, 2016

Analysis: Waterford's attacking threat, war in the skies and spare man dilemma against Kilkenny

All-Ireland winning captain Tommy Dunne dissects Waterford and Kilkenny’s thrilling All-Ireland semi-final stalemate at Croke Park.

# analysis - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Can Rooney play with Ibrahimvoic and other Community Shield talking points

Mourinho’s tenure in charge of Manchester United gets off to the perfect start.

# analysis - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Analysis: Mayo turnovers, Andy Moran is key, shaky Donegal defending, McBrearty's vital role

Football analyst Rob Carroll looks at how Mayo and Donegal can try to stop Tyrone and Dublin.

# analysis - Monday 1 August, 2016

Analysis: Defensive doubts remain in spite of Tipp's historic triumph

Liam Kearns’ men are looking ahead to the county’s first All-Ireland football semi-final in 81 years.

# analysis - Sunday 31 July, 2016

Tipperary reach promised land, question marks hang over Kerry — Sunday football talking points

Plenty to discuss as Tipperary and Kerry made it to the last four of the All-Ireland SFC.

# analysis - Saturday 30 July, 2016

5 talking points after Donegal and Mayo triumph while Cork and Westmeath exit

It was a major day of qualifier action at Croke Park.

# analysis - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Analysis: What can Munster expect from new lock Jean Kleyn?

The 22-year-old joins the province from the Stormers next month.

# analysis - Monday 25 July, 2016

You're the analyst: What's your view on this Hurricanes try?

Tell us what went right and wrong for this try in last weekend’s Super Rugby action.

Analysis: Galway destroy the Clare sweeper, a stunning Joe show and Waterford worries

All-Ireland winning captain Tommy Dunne takes a closer look at the factors behind victories for Galway and Waterford in yesterday’s All-Ireland senior hurling quarter-finals.

# analysis - Saturday 23 July, 2016

5 talking points on a historic day for Clare and Tipperary football

Due recognition for Gary Brennan, Tipp’s tenacity, and much more.

# analysis - Monday 18 July, 2016

Analysis: How Tyrone finally wrestled back their Ulster crown from Donegal

GAA analyst Rob Carroll talks us through a tactically-absorbing Ulster SFC final.